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« on: July 14, 2017 05:15:45 PM »

Every year in our retirement park we have a BBQ & horse races.  When I tired of seeing the dreadful posterboard horses we were using, I enlisted the hubby to help cut out new ones from plywood & fasten them to stands.  I then spent a lot of time painting all six them so each was a different color.  Made for more colorful races.









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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017 03:14:49 AM »

How nice of you. The horses looks great, I love all the different colours, great job.
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017 09:38:20 AM »

That's great!
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I want to ride Splotch!

cute horses, great teamwork!
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2017 07:06:07 AM »

What an excellent contribution to your community! I bet they were an instantly treasured addition to the tradition.
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017 04:59:43 PM »

Amazing work on the horses!
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These look great!  I love that each one is unique!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017 06:01:43 AM »

Wow, those look great! What a cool project.
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2017 02:28:15 PM »

What, no blue horse with a rainbow mane? Cheesy

Nice job on this equine sextet (the spotted one is my favorite).  So, do you just use these like a child's hobby horse?
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017 05:25:56 AM »

My thanks to everyone for the sweet comments.  The pinto is my favorite too but if I'd thought of a rainbow blue I'd have made one & she'd have been everyone's favorite.

We use a long strip of carpet to make a lane for each horse.  It's marked off in squares---only about 6 or 8---but they're large enough for the horse to stand on.  The Jockey stands behind the horse & moves him forward---like a board game.  Our announcer rolls 3 dice & calls off the number for each horse to move.  If 2 or 3 of the same number comes up, the horse moves that many spaces.  Our jockeys dress in outlandish costumes & our inventive announcer gives each horse & jockey a name & background.  He's very dramatic about everything. 

We have a betting window where you can place quarter bets on the race & cheer on your favorite.  No one wins or loses big but we have fun.  We have 6 or 8 races so there are lots of winners.  The races are held after our annual chicken BBQ so it makes a full evening for everyone.
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